Egg industry and welfare groups give cautious welcome to government hen welfare pledge

Thursday, May 14, 2020
The Poultry Site

The British Egg Industry Council, in partnership with Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), has welcomed the latest Government pledge to uphold high environmental, food safety and animal welfare standards after leaving the EU.

However, it warned that failure to meet those promises for imports could spell disaster for British egg farming, and lead to a new menu of low welfare, battery caged imported eggs produced to questionable safety standards for consumers.

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